Nation: NIXON'S 2

AT the outset of his campaign for the presidency, Richard Nixon adopted an aloof, efficient style that was designed to fulfill a double objective: he wanted to show himself to the nation as a cool, controlled figure, and he wanted to avoid the sort of major mistake that can lose an election. From New Hampshire through the convention and well into the campaign, the tactic has worked well. There have been no irretrievable blunders. Yet Nixon has made some moves that may prove to be mistakes—or that, at least, his opponents can exploit as...